Funeral Music Suggestions

“Sacred music has an integral role in the funeral rites, since it can console and uplift mourners while, at the same time, uniting the assembly in faith and love.(OCF #30)  Funeral music should express the Paschal Mystery and the Christian’s share in it. (OCF #30)  Since music can evoke strong feelings, it should be chosen with care. It should console the participants and ‘help to create in them a spirit of hope in Christ’s victory over death and in the Christian’s share in that victory.’” (OCF #31)

Sing to the Lord: Music in Divine Worship
In the reference notes, OCF refers to the Order of Christian Funerals – 1989

Responsorial Psalm:

Psalm 23 – The Lord is My Shepherd

Common Songs: These would be appropriate anywhere during the mass, except during the repsonsorial psalm

Be Thou My Vision

Abide With Me

How Lovely Is Your Dwelling Place

Jerusalem, My Happy Home

Precious Lord, Take My Hand

Jesus My Lord My God My All

How Great Thou Art

Amazing Grace

Panis Angelicus

Be Not Afraid

Jesus, Remember Me

I Know That My Redeemer Lives (Duke Street)

The King of Love My Shepherd Is

Prayer of St. Francis

On Eagle’s Wings